The Irish Civil War

Narrated by Brendan Gleeson and produced as part of the Decade of Centenary commemorations this documentary series tells the epic and often challenging story of the origins, conflict and legacy of the civil war that took place in Ireland in 1922 and 1923.

The civil war is among the most controversial chapters in Irish history and has been a rarely told tale. Even today, tensions can run high at its mention. Few however will know the intricate details of what led to the war, how the war played out across the country, nor will have heard the often-tragic personal stories of those involved.

This series goes to the heart of this history, telling it straight, teasing out the nuances and complexities, generating unprejudiced, compelling and challenging documentaries that may serve as a suitable commemoration of those troubled years.

3 x 60’

Production Company

A Tyrone Productions / Create One Production for RTÉ Cork in association with University College Cork.


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